The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Regression Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Regression Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 57 34
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.48% 0.82% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 1.00% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Median daily rate £330 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +0.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £345 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Regression Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 280 301 222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.96% 82.24% 86.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 220 168
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -16.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.00 £22.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Regression Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in Cardiff

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Regression Testing in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Cardiff

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in Cardiff over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 12 (92.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
4 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
4 5 (38.46%) Test Management
4 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 5 (38.46%) JIRA
4 5 (38.46%) QA
4 5 (38.46%) Selenium
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) NHS
5 4 (30.77%) MySQL
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
5 4 (30.77%) Subversion
5 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
6 3 (23.08%) Product Management
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) Windows

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Subversion
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Lead Test Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) QA Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
5 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) UAT Lead
5 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) Test Management
5 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (23.08%) Product Management
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
8 1 (7.69%) Information Governance
8 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
8 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft